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Happy New Year and Stuff January 1, 2009

Filed under: Life... The Way I See It — candidchatter @ 6:34 am
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I used to do NYR (new year’s resolutions).

I would set myself up for failure at the end of every year.

Hmm. Not this time.

This year I will try to be a better me. The end.

Happy 2009 kids!!



Happy New Year! January 1, 2008

Filed under: Life... The Way I See It — candidchatter @ 1:33 pm
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Resolutions!! I’ll bet a few of you have made them. I try not to. I don’t want to disappoint myself and feel guilty if I break them. But there are a few goals I have this coming year.

I want to lose weight, but only 10-15 pounds. That’s not easy, but it’s not as hard as, say, 50 pounds. I’ll probably drop all 10 by the end of February. If I still want to lose another 5 then I’ll push for that when the time comes. Truthfully, though, I’d be happy with losing just ten. The diet starts tomorrow. I’ll also resume my exercise routine. So I’ll be sore this week and next for sure.

I want to be closer to God. I have started a “read the Bible in 1 year” challenge through my church’s women’s ministry. I’m looking forward to that. I have experienced a lot of growth in my faith in 2007, especially in my prayer life. I look forward to whatever 2008 brings in my relationship with Christ.

I want to be a better wife and a better mom. I want to be more patient and less sarcastic. I want to be more fun & spontaneous and less routine & scheduled.

I want to save money. I want to pay cash for things like vacations and our daughter’s upcoming education. We are going to Ohio for sure once this year — maybe twice. Rich is going to his friend’s wedding in Utah. I don’t want to charge any part of those trips. Our daughter starts school in the fall and we will be sending her to a private Christian school. It’s not cheap and we want to provide her with the best education that we can.

I want to nourish my friendships. I have made a lot of new friends over the past 2 years. I want to get to know them better this year. I want to remain close to my established friends. I want to keep in touch more with my friends who don’t live so near.

I wish you all mounds of blessings in 2008. May this be the year of Jesus Christ’s return!! God bless you!!


Goodbye 2007 December 30, 2007

Filed under: Life... The Way I See It — candidchatter @ 6:51 pm
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2007 was a fantastic year! My son celebrated his first birthday. My daughter celebrated her 3rd birthday. Rich and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary and our 9th year of being in love with one another. He survived two mergers in his company, got promoted, got a raise, got a bonus, and has been offered quite possibly the biggest opportunity of his career. I started school and focused more effort on my walk of faith. I’ve made some new friends, whom I adore. We are all healthy and happy.

2007 was also a painful year of loss. My maternal grandmother died in November after falling seriously ill in April. I suffered a miscarriage in December. Those two events shook me to the core. But, with my trust in God and the support of my family & friends, I have survived the emotional train wreck and I believe I am a better person and closer to God as a result of both situations.

2008 holds a lot of promise and mystery. We have our plans and we hope for the future. Rich’s career will take a drastic upward turn – and we are very excited about it. Look for more on that in early summer. I am continuing my education. We will try for another baby soon. My brother, Tim, has a baby girl due any day now, his second. My sister, Heather, will give birth to her third child in May. My sister, Andrea, gets married in June – and she might have plans for another baby not long after. Maybe we’ll share pregnancies again. That would be nice. Our firstborns were born 3 weeks apart. It was really fun!

What does 2008 have in store for us? Only the good Lord knows. But I am excited. Every year that Rich and I have been together has been wonderful and exciting. Sometimes it’s been hard, but most of the time it’s been good. I am so blessed in this life. So, welcome 2008!! And goodbye 2007 — all in all, it’s been a very good year.

Happy New Year to you all. Be safe!